The Armed Citizen® January 11, 2012

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posted on January 11, 2012
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Hard-working attorney Curt Crowley was at the office late one evening when he heard a filing cabinet open and close. Knowing he should be the only one in the office, he retrieved his .40-cal. handgun, peered out the door and discovered a burglar rifling through cabinets. “I told him to freeze, but not in language you can repeat,” Crowley recalled. “He ended up begging me not to kill him.” Crowley held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. (The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, 10/10/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

A Virginia gas station employee had closed up shop for the night and made his way out to his car to warm it up before heading home. While sitting in the driver's seat, the man made a phone call. Just then, two men opened his door and grabbed him, zapping him on the arm with a stun gun. A concealed carry permit holder, the man pulled out his handgun and fired two shots at his would-be attackers who fled on foot. (PW Pulse, Woodbridge, VA, 12/23/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

January 1966: In his Newark, N.J., home, Edward W. Williams, who was watching television, was alerted, first by his growling dog, and then by a woman's screams. He heard: "Don't let the man kill me..." Grabbing a rifle Williams ran outside the house and saw a man hitting a woman and dragging her toward some tall weeds. Williams shouted for his wife to call the police and then trained his rifle on the man. He held the would-be attacker until police arrived. Newark Chief of Police Charles M. Zizza recommended Williams for an outstanding public service award. (Newark Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ)

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